A recent blog from the guys at designboom sparkled our memories of artists concepts for future technology and lifestyles. From Syd Mead's work on the original Tron film, his fantastical, colourful and clean ideas to other darker cynical views. We thought we'd share some of our favourite picks
Some of his earliest, perhaps most famous works were on Ridley Scotts 1980s film Blade Runner, working as a 'visual futurist' he designed environments and the iconic 'Spinner'. He worked on the original 1982 Tron movie, forming some beautiful curvy designs for the light cycles.
If Blade Runner and Tron were not awesome enough to work on, he got a spot as a conceptual artist for James Camerons 80s hit, Aliens. Designing the aerial mast coated Sulaco spaceship.
Continuing his career and interest in the future concepts, he dreamed up the lovable Johnny 5 in Short Circuit.
Alongside the film work, Mead has a huge arsenal of conceptual environment designs, lifestyle images and well thought out vehicle ideas. After all, his career started off working for the mighty Ford Motor Company.
We only recently stumbled across Simon's website, which we can't seem to leave alone. The Swedish artist mixes everyday life scenarios with either subtle glimpses of the future or gargantuan run-down farming robots. His pieces almost look like snapshots from a family trip through America in the 2100s.
We just can't say enough about his work! Truly fantastic.
Forming more architectural, and sometimes cynical views of the future comes Evgeny Kazantsev's 'Past in the Future' series of images. Gravity defying train suspension tracks, an overly polluted, traffic heavy cityscape and a smart looking underwater city adorn his behance portfolio.